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|Messier 10 (NGC 6254)||Ophiuchus||16h57m / -04°06'||20'||6.6 mag|
The globular cluster Messier 10 (NGC 6254) in the constellation Ophiuchus. Messier 10 is the second brightest globular cluster in Ophiuchus and is estimated to be 14,300 light-years away from Earth. Its spatial diameter is approximately 83 light-years. Messier 10 was discovered by French astronomer Charles Messier in 1764 (source: Wikipedia).
Seventy 1-minute exposures (70 minutes total exposure) at gain 100 and -10°C, taken on June 25 / 26, 2023, were added for this shot with the Astro Pixel Processor (APP) software and the final image processing was done in Photoshop. Darks, flats, bias and dark flats were used.
Equipment: Cooled ASI 2600MC Pro camera, TeleVue Paracorr Type II coma corrector, 16" f/4.5 "Ninja" dobsonian telescope riding on a dual-axis Tom Osypowski equatorial platform, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, Lacerta off axis system (field of view comparison: image of the moon with the same equipment).